College of Medicine – Tucson Clinical Trial To Study A Simple Breathing Exercise For Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dallin Tavoian uses an ultrasound probe to obtain an image of an artery in the participant's upper arm.
UArizona Health Sciences
A team led by Dr. E. Fiona Bailey at the UArizona College of Medicine-Tucson was awarded a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the NIH National Institute on Aging to build on the group’s previous research that showed a respiratory workout entailing 30 breaths a day can lower blood pressure. The project involves a Phase II clinical trial to assess the long-term effectiveness of a unique respiratory training protocol known as “inspiratory muscle training” for reducing blood pressure and improving cardiovascular health in adults with obstructive sleep apnea.